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2002's mark was changed to an anvil to commemorate Buck's 100 year anniversary, and the 2005 mark was changed to an outline of the state of Idaho to commemorate our move north.
I am not positive if there are "some" knives out there with the original marks for those 2 years, but it is possible.
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thanks joe, maybe i can add those to the chart.
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Joe,
What is the symbol for the 2009 date code?

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Date code chart to 2010......THE DOT SYSTEM INFORMATION APPLIES ONLY TO THE 110/111/112 MODELS. ALL OTHERS ARE DATED BY WAY THEY ARE MADE OR AFTER 1985 THE SYMBOL DATE CODE SYSTEM.

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I would like to get one,but would rather have one made in the USA,althought I have seen a china made and it looked decent,does anyone have a list as to when and what models are still being produced in the USA??
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I have a 301X. So the X means it was made in 1990? All this time I thought it was a model number. I learn something new from this forum almost daily.
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was just looking at my buck 110, minus sign on each side of the 110 so guess its a 1992 -110-
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I have a small Buck folder that has no symbol on it, just 309. What does that mean? prior to 1974?
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i have a small stockman,hammer/knife/anvil shield,black (delrin??)handle(one brass pin),unmarked spey & sheep foot,long pull main blade marked

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but no symbol ????????? pre 74???? ::shrug:: ::shrug:: ::shrug:: ::shrug::
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No date code indicates pre-1986. The info at the top of the chart about the dots applies to the 110 and 112.
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thank ya luis............ ::tu::
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i have a buck 110 only markings are BUCK USA and these are upside down. How old is it? Never been sharpened but has been used with original sheath. By used I mean you can see light scratches on the blade and its never been cleaned. How much would it be worth as well?
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If you can post a picture it would sure help in determining value.

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On a Buck 110 the inverted Buck USA is a 1972 or earlier I believe. A picture would be necessary to see which variation it is. It would be 440C steel blade.
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OK, Everyone with with a Black scale slipjoint listen up for aging lesson.

Schrade made the Buck 301 and 303 the first few years of production.
They have a S shape, brass rivets on scale, one on each end and the middle spring rivet. The rivets are all the same size. Breath on the bolsters and see if you can see the telltale outline of a blade pin. You WON'T on a Schrade. Don't worry on the tang stamp, look at the above stuff. That only goes for those two models, other models haven't been born yet. Schrade made them good but hard to repair for warranty work. Hence the move of the contract.

So they switched contract to Camillus. Now look at tang it will say Buck, Made in U.S.A. and there will be two rivets on the scale, SMALLER than the middle spring rivet and it will have a model number on reverse. 301, 303, 309 and 305. After that you will see BUCK, model # ( NO date code), U.S.A.. This era is when other models are introduced and different scale materials introduced.

OK, now read close. In 1986 Buck started making there own 301,303,309 and 305s IN HOUSE. And the date code for 86 was < , AFTER this all of those 4 models were coded. NONE of the other different models were date coded until Buck introduced the 312 and 314 trappers and the 310 Whittler.

These "Other Models" 313,311,307, 315,317, etc follow the Made In U.S.A. as earliest version, then Buck, model #, U.S.A. never getting date coded. Even a few never were stamped with a model number, generally those were made special for SMKWs. ONLY BUCK MADE MODELS HAVE DATE CODES. Camillus models were never date coded even till factory shutdown. China made Bucks are date coded.

This date code method does not apply to 110s and 112s till after 1986. Read the chart for those pre 86 110s and 112s...

I have confused you enough....good luck..

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ATTENTION, ATTENTION, ATTENTION, ATTENTION

The dot date code system for Buck does not apply except for the
110/111/112 family of knives. Everything else is either dated by differences of manuf. or after 85 the date code symbol chart.

Please do not think you have a knife older than 74 because it has no dots......in truth it probably is a 1990s knife......

The small print on top of one date chart can fool you, that info is just for 110/11/112s.

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Speaking of no dots, The photos of my 110 that was given to me by my Mother-in-Law Christmas 1966 does not have any dots or other marks. It only has BUCK over 110 over U.S.A.
Think she gave it to me hoping I would fall on it. :wink:

In case anyone is wondering my avatar is a 2008 Buck 309 USA custom I picked up in SouthEast New Mexico late last year.
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I came into a Buck 112 that I would like to know when it was made. It has no nail mark.
It is stamped Buck /112/USA. There is one dot left of the USA and two dots right of the USA.
Two pins at the lower bolster. BRL fourth said that they did not have a nail mark until 1983.
I had trouble figuring out the dating system as described in BRK's book.

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i have a BUCK general with the BUCK stamp upside down. what does that mean?
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Has anyone found out yet what the date code is for 2011?

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So im confused about the DOT chart. I have a 110 with 2 dots, a 110 with 4 dots, and a 112 with 2 dots. I didnt see a dot chart above, just a symbol chart.
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Dave,
The 110 was dated differently early on.
Check out the thread on the 110. - http://www.allaboutpocketknives.com/kni ... 53&t=11569

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I saw that post but didnt get it fully i dont think. I may have to look into it a bit more. Thanks though :)
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orvet wrote:Has anyone found out yet what the date code is for 2011?

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Here's the year date codes from Buck for Buck knives. Hope this helps.
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